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  • Financial Times scoops up two awards at SABEW Best in Business Contest

    The Financial Times has won two awards in the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ (SABEW) 16th annual Best in Business Contest, recognizing the finest business news reporting in 2010.

    FT Alphaville took the honor in the blog category, and John Gapper’s Column, which appears in the FT and on FT.com every Thursday, won for best opinion/column. Contributors to FT Alphaville are Neil Hume (editor), Tracy Alloway (deputy editor) and reporters Izabella Kaminska, Joseph Cotterill, Cardiff Garcia, John McDermott, Gwen Robinson and Bryce Elder.

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  • FT ArcelorMittal Awards honour the boldest leaders in business

    Lakshmi Mittal, chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal and Financial Times editor Lionel Barber were joined by leading lights from the global business world last night for the third annual FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards at London’s Saatchi Gallery.

    The awards recognise companies and individuals who have challenged the status quo and taken calculated risks to drive their business forward in the face of current economic uncertainty. This year’s keynote speech was given by PUMA CEO, Jochen Zeitz, who addressed an audience including Elisabeth Murdoch, Matthew Freud, Stephen Fry and Jana Bennett.

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  • FT launches ad campaign to promote UK Budget coverage

    The Financial Times has today launched a strategic marketing campaign in print and online, as well as selected retailers, to drive awareness of its UK Budget coverage.

    The new execution, called ‘Spring. A time for Growth?’ is the latest advert in the award-winning ‘We live in Financial Times’ campaign. Designed to promote the FT’s upcoming coverage of next week’s Budget; announced on the 23rd March. The campaign plays on the widely anticipated view that the Budget will include policies to kick-start growth in the UK, and drives readers to a dedicated microsite: http://www.ft.com/indepth/budget-2011.

    The campaign, created by DDB London, will run across the UK until 23rd March and will include posters, point of sale for retailers, and adverts in the FT and on FT.com.

    Caroline Halliwell, Director of Brand and B2B Marketing, Financial Times, comments:

    “Our new creative helps promote the FT’s unrivalled coverage of the Budget. We want the FT to be the first point of call for all the news, comment and analysis our readers need.”

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  • Highlights from the Financial Times Great Debate

    With a final sold-out event at the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong this week, the annual Financial Times Great Debate, in conjunction with the Literary Festivals in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, drew to a close.

    Now in its third year, the 2011 event focused on the globalisation of culture. Debating the topic were columnists Lucy Kellaway and Simon Kuper, while arts writer Peter Aspden and arts editor Jan Dalley insisted that the spread of cheap and mainstream art, films and music risks suppressing local cultures. The panel was chaired by Asia editor David Pilling.

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